garbage day

 Garbage day is a pretty big deal around here. Even the faintest, faraway rumble on Thursday mornings elicits a frantic rush to the window, bounding over toys and little brothers in a flash just to get a glimpse of the giant arm reaching out to grasp the big blue cans & dump their contents into the truck's belly. And, if we're lucky enough to get an acknowledging wave from the garbage man, well, that is one 3 year old's day completely made in an instant.